Celebrating Friday with some Manx Rallying!

It's Friday!!! and I'm celebrating with some good old Manx rallying :D

I've been back and forth to the Isle of Man for the last few years, living there has good and bad sides.. drifting is (was) practically non existant over there and getting on and off the island for drift events was extremely costly.

The good side..... the AMAZING roads and driving talent!

So here are some videos from this amazing little island, featuring the lanes i could often be found terrorising :)

This one gives a good idea of the main roads used on the island


Ladies only drift day - 05/03/11

On Sunday 14th November 2010 i ran the first ever Ladies only international drift practice day and as we all enjoyed it so much, i decided to organise another.. So on Saturday 5th March 2011, 13 women headed to Santa Pod raceway in Northamptonshire for a day jam packed full of practice.

The day started early for me, up at 5.30am, got to Santa Pod for 8.30am to set up the big track for some big smokey skids! Bob, who i run the drift days with was already there helping to set up the play pens and get all the ladies together for the drivers briefing.

9.30am on the dot, the lovely Heidi was ready and waiting to get on the big track. I've never known someone so eager to get in every second of track time possible!

Also in attendance was my Mint Tyres team mate Sharon Cope, trying out her Mk3 Supra which had only been started for the first time in 18 months, the day before! Despite the open diff and amazingly bouncy suspension she did pretty good in it, however unfortunately a broken clutch ended the day early for Sharon.

BDC Pro driver, Julie Robinson came up to lend a hand and pass on her drifting wisdom!

Steve our lovely tyre man showed his feminine side, unfortunately i didn't have a chance to get the make up out!

There were a few ladies who started off in the donut and figure of 8 areas but soon progressed and by the end of the day and could be seen confidently linking up the big track, such as Debbie Joy in her R32.

BDC Semi Pro driver, Kirsty Widdrington was getting some practice in her Nissan PS13 (Syril) before the season starts, very much enjoyed chasing Kirsty around the track in the afternoon!

Ana Rodrigues made the journey all the way from Portugal to join us for some drifting in her missile s13, her drifting improves every time i see her and  i had so much fun drifting with her.

Future twinning partners???? :)

Overall, it was a very successful day, everyone had a really good time and improved lots! I really hope to see more women in drifting over the next couple of years.

Here are some more pictures from the day, thanks to Graham 'Bolf' Beatty and Matt Cross